We all have those mornings where we’re having the best dream about… well, lets not get into that but let’s say we just want a little extra sleep and all of a sudden we need to leave the house in 15 minutes and we have no idea where to start – Hair? Make-up? Outfit selections?
Here’s the good news: your hair can be whipped up into a pony tail and you can always throw on this minimalistic outfit but your make-up can be a little trickier. Guest blogger Kayla Basler tells us what her top three go-to products are.
Essential products for 5 minute make-up
I believe makeup can be a beautiful thing – not only does it enhance one’s features but it can boost confidence and self-esteem. The motto I like to keep in mind when using makeup is ‘less is more’ – advice I struggled with all throughout my adolescent years. Try to focus on enhancing one special feature and using a subtle touch to all other areas of the face. This will ensure you’re still looking fab without looking over-done.
Whether its winter or summer, moisture is essential to maintain a proper glow in the face. Not only will you maintain smooth skin, but foundation will look that much better. Dermatologists recommend using a daily moisturizer as part of a proper skin care routine, but make sure the moisturizer is oil-free to prevent breakouts. I swear by Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with sunscreen SPF 15 because it’s lightweight when applied to the skin. The great thing about this moisturizer is that it comes in a 4 fl oz. sized bottle – perfect for a handbag!
You may not be a morning person but mascara can at least help you fake it. I think every girl can agree that a good mascara can do wonders to brighten up the eyes, especially in the morning when one’s eyes look anything but. An inexpensive mascara that I love using is Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. If you’re on a budget and want something that can do the trick, check this mascara out. It’s a volume building mascara and it’s only about 5 dollars at the drug store – definitely worth the investment for a handy beauty product on the go!
Colour brings attention to one of the most sensual parts of the human body – your lips. (A good idea before applying any lip gloss is making sure the lips are properly moisturized so the application looks smooth. Try mixing a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon and a half of brown sugar. Scrub this mixture in a circular motion on the lips and afterwards you will reveal some pretty soft lips.) MintTint FX is one of my favourite lip glosses right now because it gives off a subtle amount of color, without being too shiny. The other thing I really love about this lip gloss is that the mint fragrance helps freshen your breath. The colour I’m using right now is Mocha Blush and the added moisture is a real bonus.
Don’t forget to also add a bit of colour to your cheeks, a little definition to your brows and a spritz of scent and you’re good to go!
This article was written by Kayla Basler for The Lady-like Leopard.